It’s no surprise that having friends and loved ones gathered around the piano is just one of the many activities that Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott enjoys during the holidays. But we had no idea just how much she loved handpicking a few items to help bring out the Christmas spirit just a little bit more this year. Metallic accents, geometric terrariums, and fresh flowers complete the look of one of her favorite corners in her home.
We chatted with Hillary about family traditions, her holiday playlist, and ways to extend that holiday cheer for as long as possible!
WM: What are some holiday family traditions growing up that you’ve continued to do in your own family? Any that your daughter Eisele particularly loves?
Hillary: We do Christmas Eve pajamas every year, and we always watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Eisele loves the pajamas, and we have also started incorporating decorating gingerbread houses—Eisele loves ANY fun craft these days!
WM: Describe the look and feel of your home’s holiday decor…
Hillary: I’d probably describe our decor as a combination of holiday decor that matches our home’s usual look and feel, with bits of family heirloom decorations incorporated into the overall look that make it feel homey and meaningful.
WM: What are some of your favorite holiday decor pieces?
Hillary: The glitter paper trees are wonderful because they fit in with the existing decor in our home, but add a sparkle and interest to our entry table, piano and my office. The glass terrariums are beautiful, too, because they are so versatile; throw in a candle and potpourri or a string of lights and it creates an instant mood.
WM: Which Christmas carols are on your holiday playlist?
- James Taylor, “Go Tell It On The Mountain”
- Lady Antebellum, “Silent Night (Lord Of My Life)”
- Mariah Carey, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
- Michael Bublé , “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
WM: When do you start decorating for the holidays? When do you take down your decorations?
Hillary: We try to start decorating right after Thanksgiving so we can enjoy the holiday season as long as possible! We normally don’t rush taking our decorations down—we love extending that holiday spirit—so I’d say at least the second or third week of January.